Newsroom

County Leader Week:  A Time to Recognize and Encourage Local Volunteer Leaders

County Leader Week: A Time to Recognize and Encourage Local Volunteer Leaders

Kentucky Farm Bureau was founded on the principle of grassroots advocacy, a methodology that has served the organization well for more than 100 years.

Market Closes - March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021
Market Closes - March 10, 2021

In a delayed reaction to Tuesday’s WASDE report, CBOT futures closed sharply lower in old-crop corn, soybean meal and soybean futures. Cattle futures closed lower on weakness in boxed beef values and a disappointing cash fed market. Lean hog futures closed higher on stronger cash hog prices and pork cutouts.

Madisonville Teacher Selected for the 2021 National Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award
March 10, 2021
Madisonville Teacher Selected for the 2021 National Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award

A Kentucky fifth grade teacher who uses agricultural themes to teach all subject areas has been selected as a 2021 National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award winner. Kelly Gates, a fifth-grade teacher at Pride Elementary in Madisonville, KY, introduces agricultural themes, speakers, farm tours and special events to teach her students about seed germination and plant life cycles, colonial era homesteading and farming, hybridization of daylilies and international trade, among other activities.

Across Kentucky - March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021
Across Kentucky - March 10, 2021

KFB Commodity Division Director Joe Cain says the Kentucky Beef Expo helps improve the beef industry with better genetics.

Listen here

Market Closes - March 9, 2021
March 9, 2021
Market Closes - March 9, 2021

CBOT futures closed steady to mostly higher and most contracts ended near the day’s highs. Cattle futures closed mostly higher today with the best gains in nearby feeder cattle. Lean hog futures closed higher, supported by strong cash hog prices and pork cutouts. 

Market Closes - March 8, 2021
March 8, 2021
Market Closes - March 8, 2021

CBOT futures closed mixed and far below the day’s highs which were set when markets opened Sunday evening. Cattle futures closed higher with Live Cattle adding to Friday’s gains. Lean hog futures closed only slightly higher despite a soaring pork market in the morning. 

Across Kentucky - March 8, 2021
March 8, 2021
Across Kentucky - March 8, 2021

Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the state Ag Tag program supports Kentucky agriculture's future.

Listen here